A $350 million redevelopment project for the Adelaide Convention Centre will involve a consortium of engineering, construction and project management firms, including Woods Bagot, Baulderstone, Aurecon, Bestec, Rider Levett Bucknall and Thinc Projects.
The redevelopment has been designed to boost the economic and tourism contribution of South Australia’s capital city—which has branded itself as the ‘Australia’s Convention City’—to the tune of almost $2 billion over the next 25 years.
Stage one of the project will involve expanding the centre towards the west over the railway lines to link with the Morphett Street bridge. Work will begin in September and is scheduled to be complete by May 2014 for the World Aquaculture Conference.
Following work will involve replacing the existing building with a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art facility with plenary capacity of up to 3,500 seats. Stage two is scheduled for completion by June 2017.